Gemstone Sculpture—"Orchid and Hummingbird"
Lot 1294
Gemstone Sculpture—"Orchid and Hummingbird"
Sold for US$ 31,250 inc. premium
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Natural History Los Angeles
11 Dec 2011 13:00 PST

Auction 19429
Gemstone Sculpture—"Orchid and Hummingbird" Gemstone Sculpture—"Orchid and Hummingbird"
Lot Details
Featured Lapidary Artist: Gerd Dreher
Property of a New York Private Collector
Gemstone Sculpture—"Orchid and Hummingbird"
By Gerd Dreher
Idar-Oberstein, Germany,

One can see the hand of a virtuoso stone carver in this work by Dreher created circa 1985. Depicting an tropical scene rendered in a variety of gemstones: the orchid is carved of natural untreated agate, the leaves and stem portions are Russian nephrite and the hummingbird's body is carved of natural Afghani lapis lazuli. Its wings are inset with natural and untreated agate while the eyes are inset with sapphire cabochons. Accented in 18K yellow gold with several marquise-shaped diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.24 carats.
Measures 10 x 8 x 6in

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